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Mission: NYC Employment & Training Coalition(NYCETC) is the largest city-based workforce development association in the country with over 180 members providing jobs for more than a half a million New Yorkers. Our mission is to ensure that every New Yorker has access to the skills, training, and education needed to thrive in the local economy, and that every business is able to maintain a highly skilled workforce. NYCETC convenes stakeholders across the system, discovers and develops innovative solutions to create an interconnected and effective workforce, and advocates for equitable workforce development policies and investments at all levels of government that support people, communities and systems.


  • Access and Equity: Ensure that every New Yorker gains the skills needed to earn a meaningful income.
  • Market-Driven Talent Development: Build strong ties with the business community to invest in employment pathways that grow a diverse & expanded workforce in the innovation economy.


  • Convene: NYCETC brings together New York City’s community of talent development organizations, colleges and universities, labor unions, and businesses to understand our collective training and talent needs.
  • Innovate: NYCETC works to discover new and innovative ways to create a truly interconnected talent development system that meets 21st Century talent needs.
  • Advocate: NYCETC is the voice of NYC’s workforce development community and we are committed to holding our leaders accountable. Our work with elected officials and agency leads us to advocate for fundamentally shift and align systems, investments and decision making processes that fuel our economy toward a talent-driven economic development model, one which recognizes (workers and) human capital as the primary pillar, creator and source of prosperity and growth within our communities.
    • People: Invest in improving all New Yorkers’ ability to access economic opportunity through the development, expansion and full funding of effective training models and upskilling programs that connect New Yorkers to essential and growth sectors, as well as prepare them with 21st century skills to navigate the evolution of industries and company work culture
    • Community: Align and embed local talent development into economic development processes and practices, including projects developed in response to COVID, such as initiatives focused on life sciences, public health, and sustainability and resiliency, as well as Federal stimulus projects to ensure that economic development creates jobs for local residents
    • System: Design an intentional system that includes education, job training and employment services, economic development and the NYC Workforce Investment Board to increase the visibility, access, alignment, volume and quality of services

Director, Development and Brand

  • Position Location: New York, NY
    • Due to COVID-19 and travel restrictions, the position is currently remote, with transition to in-person (projected in September).
  • The position is paid and full-time (40 hours per week) under the supervision of the CEO.


The Director of Development and Brand will lead fundraising and marketing efforts for NYCETC during an anticipated period of growth — which is expected to be driven by a combination of foundation, corporate and public funding. The Director will coordinate diverse streams of philanthropic activity to maximize funding that will allow NYCETC to meet its annual budgetary goals and follow its strategic plan. NYCETC marketing and communication efforts will align with its mission to provide skills, training, and education for every New Yorker, and maintain a highly skilled local workforce.

Duties will include the following:

  • Oversees fundraising: write grants, research foundations and corporations, and oversee or implement other fundraising strategies.
  • Monitor the financial condition of the organization along with business development.
  • Support the development and implementation plan to raise funds for the organization in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner.
  • Work with the team to develop compelling content for strategic program fundraising campaigns.
  • Collaborate with members and partners to identify needs and leverage resources.
  • Develop and manage a new fundraising and donor database.
  • Provide analysis of programs to promote strategic planning shifts.
  • Support the planning, directing and implementing special events.
  • Analyze and improve existing events by ensuring best practices are implemented.
  • Oversee the production of all collateral materials related to fundraising events, programs and activities, including promotional and programmatic writing.
  • Perform all other duties and tasks required to support all new and/or proposed fundraising events, programs and activities.
  • Serve as the liaison and event coordinator for the Board of Directors, working in partnership with the CEO.
  • Staff the Development Committee of the board as well as support other board committees as needed.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Enthusiastically host members and create a strong sense of community and belonging within the space and organization
  • Be naturally gregarious, collaborative, empathetic and energized by working with people
  • Be passionate about New York, workforce development, economic development, helping people realize their potential, or some combination will also make a great candidate.

Core Competencies

Essential Skills
  • Must be energized by working with people
  • Willingness to address issues directly and respectfully with individual members for the greater good of the membership community
  • Experience with recruiting, hiring, and training long-term volunteers
  • Able to work independently and coordinate effectively with a small but agile team
  • Ability to devise projects, delegate responsibilities and see projects through to completion
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once in a busy and fast-paced work environment
  • Strong organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Skilled at managing multiple people and priorities
  • Clear, positive, and professional communicator
  • Entrepreneurial attitude. No problem is too big or too small to tackle.
  • Collaborative attitude with a desire to work within a small and agile team to build a strong organization and supportive ecosystem for changemakers.
  • Innovative in developing solutions, willingness to take on tasks outside of job description
  • Knowledge of the workforce ecosystem and social innovation sector in New York is preferred, but not necessary
  • Experience in customer service or sales is a plus, but not required
  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
  • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
  • Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication
  • Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others
  • Places team agenda before personal agenda
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary will be determined according to a salary scale which takes into account years’ experience, but is expected to be $80,000-$90,000.
  • We have a generous benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, 20 vacation days per year, 15 sick days per year, 12 paid holidays per year, contributions to individuals’ 401K plans and TransitChek option.

Work Experience Required

  • Applicants are required to have 5-7 years of fundraising experience.
  • Languages: Fluency in English is required. Fluency in Spanish is desirable.

How to Apply

  • A Cover Letter, Resume and LinkedIn Profile is required.
  • Your cover letter should include why you are the best candidate for this role; your interest in workforce development; IT skills, including programs that you are proficient in; and language fluencies.
  • Assessment: Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration.

The New York City Employment and Training Coalition (NYCETC) leads by example and celebrates what makes all people different and unique. NYCETC is a proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

For applicants with disabilities that require assistance or accommodation to apply, please contact Stephanie Birmingham by email or phone 646-866-7097.